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Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale Additions - Timing on 08-14-2014 at 12:29 AM
I mash with pumpkin as well, and although it doesn't contribute to the gravity, I find that it
provides some mouth feel to the final product. I don't care about getting flavor from the
pumpkin itself ...
Posted in thread: Grassy Taste - Saaz Hops? on 08-14-2014 at 12:24 AM
Saaz do have a light grassy aroma and taste to them. There's certainly the possibility that
they are causing this. At the same time however high fermentation temps can give you all sorts
of off flavor...
Posted in thread: Are glass carboys really better than buckets??? on 11-14-2013 at 12:31 AM
I prefer glass because I like to be able to observe what's happening without exposing my beer
to o2, the ease of sanitizing, and longevity factors. Plus call me crazy but I like to avoid
plastic as mu...
Posted in thread: Does US05 give off peach esters at high temps or low? on 10-27-2013 at 02:23 PM
I have used 05 many times and for me, I would get the peach from it when fermenting in the low
60s. It wasn't necessarily a bad flavor, but it did seem to take over the beer. I find 05 to be
at its cl...
Posted in thread: Hangover cures on 10-11-2013 at 08:46 AM
Before bed, drink half of a bottle of pedialyte. Drink the other half in the morning after
waking up. Then, go on a 3 mile run. Water afterwards, and likely a Bloody Mary some time that
day. I've fine...
Posted in thread: whats going on here this is a ipa? wild? mold? on 09-30-2013 at 02:01 PM
Hard to tell from the picture if it's mold or some kinda wild yeast, like eastoak said. I'd let
it roll for a little til you can figure it out. My guess would be wild yeast from the hops, but
if it's ...
Posted in thread: No chocolate taste? on 09-26-2013 at 01:13 PM
There could be several possibilities as far as I can see, the biggest being that the beer is
incredibly young for a stout (or for any beer if it isn't carbed yet). There will be major
changes once it'...
Posted in thread: Clarity in Question on 09-26-2013 at 02:29 AM
I now clear nearly all of my beers with gelatin, and I've noticed that they have a much cleaner
character to them than before. It might be in my head, but I'm gonna roll with it regardless.
Posted in thread: Citra Simcoe Pale Ale pointers on 09-05-2013 at 02:06 PM
I'm a little mystified at some of the advise here. First of all the OP wants to make a pale ale
with a strong malt back bone. This alone should drive off all of the suggestions to take out
most of the...
Posted in thread: Citra Simcoe Pale Ale pointers on 09-04-2013 at 01:21 PM
I agree with the guys above. It sort of depends on what you're going for here, but if you are
wanting the hops to shine, I'd simplify the grain bill as much as you can. If this is the case,
I'd drop t...